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  • 16 References 14 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Norwegian; learning German
  • 33, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • Bar manager at a Oslo cocktail bar. Running my own compan...
  • Drop out from university
  • From Tvedestrand, Norway
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About Me


Explore the Cosmos


I do my outmost to be good and kind to the people and places surrounding me, and I have been lucky enough to experience this the other way around. Life is more than 9 to 5. I'm one of those guys who hates it when the party ends.


Discover every aspect life has to offer.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


My first experience with CS was surfing a couch in Berlin, and it was a blast. After that I've had the privilege of housing a lot of people at the different places I've lived at the last couple of years.


CS is the one of the greatest social experiments out there. Your travelling experience is potentially so much better. And it's great sharing a bottle of wine together with total strangers from across the globe who arrived at your door just moments earlier.


Music, art, photography, graphical design, movies, internet, bartending, DJ'ing

  • arts
  • design
  • photography
  • wine
  • partying
  • movies
  • traveling
  • music
  • backpacking
  • surfing

Music, Movies, and Books

I love kubrick movies such as 2001: a space oddyssey, a clockwork orange and eyes wide shut, I love david lynch movies such as Inland Empire, Mulholland Drive, Lost Highway, I love Coppola's movies such as The Godfather and Apocalypse Now!

Currently I'm listening to Burial, Joanna Newsom, PJ Harvey, Kraftwerk, Joy Division, Kyuss, Bonnie "Prince" Billy.

I'm usually too restless to read much, but I love books such as "On the Road" and "The Catcher in the Rye".

I'm a TV-series marathon viewer, and my favourites are Cosmos, Planet Earth, The Wire, Sopranos, Twin Peaks, Entourage, Flight of the Conchords

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Backpacking in SE Asia on a student's loan,

Ran an art gallery in down town Oslo together with a friend,

Created an online network for friends to keep in touch called Carpelectus, which ironically, is latin for "seize the couch"!

Countries I’ve Visited

Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, Laos, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In


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